Boom Bap professionals by name Boom Bap professional by nature, Steady & Efeks have once again unified as Prose yet again dragging us straight back into the thick of it with another offering of raw rugged flash backs, delving us straight back into the glorious dynamics of what it took and takes to make a grounded hip-hop record.
If there’s any two artists who were destined to be brothers of the studio its Steady & Efeks, whenever these two titans collide, reverberations of a golden age echo profoundly throughout these galaxies.
“Back In The Habit” couldn’t of been a more apt title for their latest EP, these two have been paving the way in revitalising our much cherished Boom Bap Hip-Hop, Steady continuously finds ways to surprise me with his versatility of such a distinct sound, “Back In The Habit” has by far got some of his dopest productions pieces to date, while Efeks delivers unwearied precision with every verse.
“P.R.O.S.E” catches Efeks at his most comfortable, effortless lacing a more subdued steady cut with golden nuggets such as “You kids are treating Hip-Hop like your home but ain’t earning your keep”
“The Class Of ‘94” contains a bagful of memory recalls from the young mind of Efeks himself masterfully weaved over one of the catchiest plucked Spanish guitar loops EVER. “Back In The Rhythm” & “Rugged Rough Sh_t” by all means serve exactly what’s expected, lazy snares erupt over lively kicks embroiled between artfully chosen cuts, creating signature sounding melodies Steady always knows exactly what to weave for Efeks to run a mile with. “Verbal Attack” sees Efeks toe-to-toe with none other then Galaktus himself Kashmere, Efeks drops in with a seemingly incomparable verse before Kashmere parries back an equally dense lyrical conversion, Steady, Efeks & Kashmere…got a dope ring too it eh?
“Back In The Habit” is once again a sturdy, well thought out delivery, fabricated from visions of two extremely gifted artists, If its got a Boom Bap Records stamp you know its gonna be a must go get. Head over to their Bandcamp HERE to sniff out a couple of decent package deals.
Review By Rikki James @jamzeeze